Now I’ve been a PC gamer ever since Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 and Starcraft. I’ve played hundreds of different PC games of all different types of gameplay. I know of FPS, RPG, MMO, RTS and so on. I’ve always enjoyed PC gaming. The thing that attracted me to it was the number of options and opportunities for customizations there were. You can build a computer on a hardware level and you can customize front ends on the software level. In fact you can emulate and play games for any console on desktop PCs. I’ve learned much of how internet technology works just by fulfilling my curiosity to build and construct and through my competitive nature as a PC gamer.
Of course there are single player games like with any device but my favorite go to gameplay type is first person shooter. I love the fast paced nature of the game and the requirement to have quick reflexes and accurate hand eye coordination. You gotta know what your doing to really excel at the game and this motion of virtual self-improvement is what hooked me for life. This attitude has help give me drive in my life and my ability to excel and has helped me to turn my hobby of web design and web development into a career.
My favorite games to play frequently are Counter-Strike: Global Offense, Quake Champions, Black Ops: 4, Rainbow Six: Siege, Player Unknown: Battlegrounds. I’ll occasionally get down on some Diablo 3 or Starcraft to add variety to my gameplay exposure. I would say I’m not very good at these games but sometimes I’ll win or I’ll help my team win. I’m good enough to keep casually playing without losing my mind by being a tryhard.
I have a pretty decent laptop. It’s a Dell: Inspiron 15 7567. Specs in the link. It does pretty well handling higher than normal graphics but I usually crank all my settings to low to squeeze out as much frames as I can. There’s a whole community of people dedicating to maxing their hardware and gaining the most amount of frames possible. This is called overclocking and I have little to no experience in doing this. I try not to add extra strain to my hardware to maximize their lifespan, though I’ve been told by an expert overclocker that there are methods of overclocking that won’t decrease the lifespan of the unit.
There are lots of competitions around and active that make competitive gaming very lucrative. You just have to dedicate your life to being good at video games and treat it like a job that you have to be good at or you can’t pay your bills. I try not to participate even though I already have a good career going for me and video games to me, although I do try sometimes, can be a constructive use of your time if done so strategically.
I know of some people I’d call friends that are working on their own games and game engines. I’m blown away by both of their efforts and how they were also inspired to customize the virtual reality. Anarachy Arcade is one epic game that allows you to create virtual levels and place 3d interactive decorations to load other games and even internet media. Smith is an engine that can load in the resources of Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 and Mysteries of the Sith with enhancements like 3d editor and cutting edge lighting and shaders.